Thursday, February 9, 2012

5 walls of fun

Ceilings are sometimes referred to as the 5th wall in a room, and they are not always meant to be painted 'ceiling white'.  Though I do like mine to be a shade of white, I usually tint it with a cast of the wall color to soften the contrast.  And, if I'm doing a small bathroom with wallpaper that is a texture or has a small repeat, I like to wrap the whole space, ceiling and all. 

But lately, I've had the urge to reverse my norm by painting the walls and papering the ceiling instead.  Given the right environment, this can be a great look.


Apartment Therapy

I think the best paper for this application would be something that didn't have a direction such as a geometric, trellis or lattice.  I also like something that has a little white in it to set off the contrast between the walls, the trim and the pattern.  Here are some of my favorites:


Thibaut Designs


Scalamandre

Sample Image
Jaima Brown

Herrick
Osbourne & Little

Click here for a close-up of a section of this wallpaper.

Click here for a close-up of a section of this wallpaper.

Click here for a close-up of a section of this wallpaper.
Cole & Son (x3)


Schumacher

3 comments:

  1. Anne- saywhatpaper.comFebruary 9, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    I love this idea.how would you work it with the wall color- matchy, matchy? Coordinating? Contrasting?

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  2. I'd pull one of the colors from the paper down onto the walls - The first one by Thibaut has a great slate blue in it. If the field is too saturated for your taste, try a color that is 1/4 or 1/2 the normal formula.

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  3. I love this idea! Never would have thought of that!

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